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Children's LiteratureA little boy and his father enjoy the day together at the park and at the beach. The rhyming text talks about the things they are doing together and the fun they are having: "If I push so the swing arcs / as high as it goes, / you reach for the sky / when you kick up your toes." While the text conveys the loving bond between parent and child, it is not particularly memorable. The illustrations show the father and son in the various activities. Since they arrive at the park without any bags or baggage, the reader may wonder where their lunch came from, or how they were able to sit and read a book. Some, but not all of the pictures have events occurring in the background, such as dogs playing together or children flying kites. In some illustrations the child looks like a preschooler. In others, he looks older. This is an additional title that can be of service around Father's Day. It will have more appeal to sentimental adults than to children. 2006, Sterling Publishing, Ages 3 to 6.